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Breaking: Houthi forces fire ballistic missiles into southern Saudi Arabia

Published 2019-06-02 23:25:39 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – The Houthi forces fired several ballistic missiles into southern Saudi Arabia this evening after the Arab Coalition carried out several airstrikes over the Al-Hamza Military Camp in Yemen’s Ibb Governorate. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion fired several Zilzal-1 missiles into the Buqaa Desert of Saudi Arabia’s Najran province. The Houthi missiles were reportedly targeting the Arab Coalition forces that were operating near the Yemeni border. They did not specify if their missiles hit their intended targets.

Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


ISIS leader Baghdadi allegedly hiding in a tunnel near the Syrian border

Published 2019-06-02 23:03:02 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 P.M.) – The leader of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is allegedly hiding in the desert of Iraq’s Al-Anbar Governorate, the Arabic-language Al-Maaloumeh news website claimed this past weekend. Citing an Iraqi intelligence source from Hashd Al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Units), Al-Baghdadi is being sheltered inside a tunnel in the Al-Husayiyat region of Ratbah near the the Syrian border. Ratbah is a desert town located in rural Al-Anbar; it was one of the last areas controlled by the Islamic State inside of Iraq. Since the fall of the Baghouz region in eastern Syria, there have been… Read on ->

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Tags: Baghdadi, ISIS, Syria


Video from Damascus shows aftermath of Israeli attack on air defense post near Kiswah

Published 2019-06-02 22:05:55 by News Desk in Syria

Footage filmed early on Sunday morning shows burning debris and smoke near a Syrian aerial defense post close to Kiswah, south to Damascus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUAC-B4Fmpg According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), three Syrian soldiers were killed and seven injured in Israeli attacks on Sunday. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) issued a statement on its Twitter account confirming several strikes in Syria against military positions south of the capital, which were carried out in retaliation to two rockets launched from the Syrian territory, on Sunday. The IDF added that they struck military targets, including artillery and aerial defence batteries and… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Kiswah, Syria


Massive Syrian Army convoy heads to northeast Latakia for Kabani offensive

Published 2019-06-02 21:30:48 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – A large convoy of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reinforcements left Damascus this weekend for the coastal province of Latakia as they prepare to take part in the upcoming Kabani offensive. According to a military source in Damascus, several units from the 4th Armored Division and Syrian Republican Guard made their way to the southern slope of the Zuwayqat Mountain on Saturday. These reinforcements will be tasked with helping the 42nd Brigade of the 4th Armored Division capture the strategic mountaintop town of Kabani, which is the last major stronghold of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the… Read on ->

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Tags: Kabani, Latakia, Syria


Syrian Air Force destroys jihadist weapons depot in southern Idlib

Published 2019-06-02 14:55:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force carried out a powerful attack on a key site belonging to the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. According to a military source in the nearby Hama Governorate, the Syrian Air Force destroyed a Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham weapons depot inside the town of Kafr Ata in southern Idlib on Sunday. The source said the Syrian Air Force’s attack on the jihadist weapons depot caused a powerful explosion that could be heard throughout northern Hama and southern Idlib. The Syrian Air Force has… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Israel takes responsibility for latest attack on Syria: video

Published 2019-06-02 13:36:30 by News Desk in Syria

The Israeli Defence Forces have uploaded a video of a retaliatory missile strike against Syria on their official Twitter account. The IDF struck several Syrian Armed Forces targets that included two artillery batteries, observation and intelligence posts, as well as a SA-2 aerial defense battery. Three Syrian military personnel died as a result of the strike, while seven were wounded. https://twitter.com/IDF/status/1135031154669756417 ​The Israel Defence Forces have repeatedly hit targets in Syria, with the latest strikes prior to this taking place last week. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has justified these actions by the necessity to prevent Iran’s apparent attempts to ‘gain a foothold’… Read on ->

Tags: IDF, Israel, Syria


Syrian ship carrying oil struck by missile in eastern Syria: video

Published 2019-06-02 12:39:00 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:25 P.M.) – The U.S. Coalition and their allies attacked two Syrian government ferries as they were attempting to smuggle oil from eastern Syria this weekend. According to a report from the Euphrates Post, the SDF fired a Javelin anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) towards a Syrian government ferry, scoring a direct hit on the ship. Below is the alleged footage of SDF’s attack on the Syrian government ferry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnfRlWbmxxg&feature=youtu.be

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Tags: Albukamal, Syria, US


Update: Suspected Israeli attack kills 3 Syrian Army soldiers

Published 2019-06-02 08:24:39 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 A.M.) – The suspected Israeli attack last night resulted in the death of three Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported. According to the SANA report, at least three soldiers were killed and another seven were wounded after suspected Israeli missiles hit the military’s positions in southwestern Damascus. A source from the Syrian military told Al-Masdar this morning that their air defense units managed to shoot down several of the projectiles that fired from the occupied Golan Heights. However, he added that some of the projectiles did hit their targets, causing a… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Syria


Syrian air defenses attempt to intercept suspected Israeli strikes in SW Damascus: video

Published 2019-06-02 05:06:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 A.M.) – The Syrian air defenses were activated earlier this morning after a number of missiles targeted the southwestern countryside of Damascus, a source from the military told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the Syrian air defenses were able to intercept several of the projectiles, but some managed to hit their targets. The source added that the missiles were fired from the occupied Golan Heights region, which indicates it was the Israeli military behind this morning’s attack. This attack comes just hours after the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) claimed that two projectiles were fired towards the… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Israel, Syria


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